The ‘Radius’ portable workstation family from NextComputing offers the power of a high-end desktop workstation
If you need to take your high-end CAD, BIM or design viz workstation on the road but are fed up with Styrofoam packaging and annoying carry cases, NextComputing might have something for you.
The company has just updated its luggable ‘Radius’ portable workstation family, which now offers up to 36 CPU cores thanks to support for the new ‘Haswell’ Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product family.
One model, the Radius EX, has all the hallmarks of a high-end desktop workstation – single or dual Intel Xeon processors, up to 256GB DDR3 memory, a choice of Nvidia or AMD GPUs and up to 20 drives – but comes in a compact case with a handle and an integrated 17-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display with optional touchscreen.
The machine is 5.8” (D) x 14.9” (H) x 16.75” in size and weighs between 17 and 21 pounds depending on configuration. It is also available as a screen-less version that can plug into an external display or projectors.
Meanwhile, if you prefer your portable workstation to be a laptop, but want more than the four CPU cores found in most mobile workstations check out the Eurocom Panther 5. This hefty machine can host one Xeon processor, 32 GB memory, four storage drives and dual NVIDIA graphics (up to a Quadro K5x00M).
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